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On World Polio Day today (Tuesday 24th October) His Excellency Sir Ian and Lady Corder assisted volunteers from Rotary, Floral Guernsey, Appleby (Guernsey) LLP and other supporters of Rotary’s ‘End Polio Now’ project to plant 25,000 purple crocus corms in the grounds of Government House.
Rotary is grateful to Appleby (Guernsey) LLP for their sponsorship of this and other Polio related projects undertaken by the Club.
Mike Le Conte, representing Rotary at the planting said, “The Lieutenant-Governor’s endorsement of our Purple Crocus campaign is very much appreciated. In this way we seek to draw the public’s attention to the fantastic work being done by Rotary Clubs internationally and others to eradicate this terrible disease from the World.”
Bailiwick Rotary Clubs very much lead the way on this initiative. Following our example, Rotary Clubs from around the nation will be working together with the RHS in similar planting projects. It is estimated that no less than 5 million Crocus Corms will be planted by Rotary across Great Britain and Ireland to add to the 7 million planted last year. Indeed Guernsey will be represented by local Rotarians Jannine and Paul Birtwhistle at a major planting project being undertaken at The Olympic Park in London simultaneously with today’s planting at Government House.
The 3 Rotary clubs in the Bailiwick are proud to be part of this Purple4Polio campaign to End Polio Now and forever.
more The Bailiwick is blooming purple!
more The Club was presented with a Certificate by District Governor Paul Steele in recognition of the support provided to End Polio Now.
more The Bailiwick is blooming #Purple4PolioGSY
more Awarded to the Rotary Club of Guernsey
more The Bailiwick is blooming #Purple4Polio
more Supporting End Polio Now
more Paul & Jannine driving 1700 miles around the UK in support of End Polio Now.
more Huge thanks to Bernie’s Gardening Services.
more In support of the Purple4Polio initiative
more Children show off their painted little finger - purple dye is used to signify a completed immunisation.